Archive for the 'Rove' Category

Rove Behind Politically Motivated US Attorney Firings

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in History, Law, Rove

Many of us are already regard the Bush administration as a bad, distant memory, but today we’re reminded of just how morally bankrupt they were. From Wash Post: The dismissal of U.S. Attorney David C. Iglesias of New Mexico in December 2006 followed extensive communication among lawyers and political aides in the White House who […]

August 11th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Obama embraces the Bush/Cheney unitary executive

By mw | Related entries in Barack, Bush, Civil Liberties, FISA, Religion, Rove, Torture

It is not too early to checkpoint how President Obama is progressing on “undoing the damage” of the Bush/Cheney Imperial Presidency. The most egregious offenses of the Bush/Cheney administration fall under the umbrella of expanding executive branch power at the expense of the legislative and judicial branches, with a commensurate erosion of constitutional protections. On balance – So far… all is not so good.

February 18th, 2009 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

Karl Rove On Twitter

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Republicans, Rove, Technology

The Architect (of the GOP’s demise?) is on the microblogging/messaging platform and I’m almost 100% sure it’s actually him. The only reason I say that is because some folks have created fake accounts, including somebody claiming to be Karl Rove. In any event, whatever you may think of Rove, I think most people will acknowledge […]

January 12th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Quote Of The Day

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Quotes, Republicans, Rove

“History will favor Republicans in 2010. Since World War II, the out-party has gained an average of 23 seats in the U.S. House and two in the U.S. Senate in a new president’s first midterm election. Other than FDR and George W. Bush, no president has gained seats in his first midterm election in both […]

November 13th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Obama Goes Rovian

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Elections, Rove

No, I’m not talking about wedge issues, I’m talking about laying down the kind of organization that brings out the base. Dante Chinni of the Patchwork Nation blog at the Christian Science Monitor explains the effort. It’s interesting and sounds like smart politics to me. By the way, if you’ve never checked out Patchwork Nation, […]

October 15th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Rove: “You Can’t Trust The Fact Check Organizations”

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Partisan Hacks, Rove, Video

Heh. Of course you can’t. Karl Rove…always good for a laugh. Tweet

September 14th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Quote Of The Day

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in History, McCain, Media, Rove

“Mr. McCain is the most private person to run for president since Calvin Coolidge in the 1920s. He needs to share (or allow others to share) more about him, especially his faith. The McCain and Obama campaigns are mirror opposites. Mr. McCain offers little biography, while Mr. Obama is nothing but.” – Karl Rove in […]

August 7th, 2008 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

Rove: Obama Is Arrogant

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Rove

And this guy would know since he was key in creating one of the most arrogant and secretive administrations since Nixon. From ABC: ABC News’ Christianne Klein reports that at a breakfast with Republican insiders at the Capitol Hill Club this morning, former White House senior aide Karl Rove referred to Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, […]

June 23rd, 2008 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

McClellan Testifies About Plame Leak

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bush, Cheney, History, Rove, The Plame Game, The War On Terrorism

He went before Congress today and told us a lot of what we already know. But, again, it looks like this was definitely one of those cases where people wanted to wish that nothing happened instead of accepting the reality that Libby (and Rove and Cheney) were intimately involved with this leaking. Excerpted liberally from […]

June 20th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Karl Rove Picks Biden and Romney For VEEP…

By Jennn Fusion | Related entries in Barack, Biden, McCain, Romney, Rove, Veep

Seriously, Karl… That’s so cliche of you to pick two former presidential running mates. As punishment, I’m going to remind everyone about the time you got down with your bad self (“MC Rove“) at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Anyway, this Sunday, Karl Rove came on “Fox News Sunday” and told Chris Wallace what he […]

June 16th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »